Senior Management Team

Wychavon shares a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint senior management team with Malvern Hills District Council. Whilst each council retains its own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.
 

Joint Chief Executive/Managing Director

Jack Hegarty

Head of the Council's paid service and principal policy advisor to the Council. Leading and directing the workforce (circa 220 full-time equivalent posts and a net budget of £11m) to achieve the council's aims, priorities and promises. Representing the council as appropriate at a national, regional and local level. Also is Chief Executive of Malvern Hills District Council.

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Jack Hegarty
   

Deputy Managing Director

Vic Allison 

A range of professional back-office support services including accountancy, audit, exchequer, IT and business improvement, human resources (HR), organisational development, payroll, procurement, property, risk management, strategy, communications, treasury management services, consultancy, parking services, major projects, land drainage enforcement, flood alleviation and engineering.

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Vic Allison
   

Director of Planning & Infrastructure

Holly Jones

Is responsible for planning and infrastructure services, including: Planning Policy, the Local Development Framework and Parish Plans.
Development management - planning applications, appeals and planning enforcement.
Heritage - conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments, landscaping tree preservation orders and biodiversity.
Corporate Database - Land and Property Gazetteer, Land Charges, Street Naming and Numbering, geographical information systems and Building Control.

Holly Jones
   

Director of Economy & Environment 

Phil Merrick 

Is responsible for many of the "essential" services, such as refuse, recycling, and public toilets. As well as other services which add significantly to the quality of life such as parks, economic development, tourism, rural and town regeneration, environment protection and emergency planning.

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Phil Merrick
   

Director of Housing & Communities

Stephen Gabriel

Is responsible for the council’s strategic housing service which includes: Affordable Housing Provision, Private Sector Housing, Homelessness and Housing Services.  He is also responsible for Community Safety, Community Development and Partnership working, Health Improvement, Arts, Sport and Culture.

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Stephen Gabriel

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